PalmOS(3.0 or later) supports to play
SMF(Standard Midi File) data for alarm by PDB file:
/Palm directory/ User directory
Using Palm MIDI Desktop, you can install your favorite
MIDI data and customize your alarm sounds. Palm MIDI
Desktop is a java application based on JDK1.1 for any
platform. Palm MIDI Desktop is freeware.
Jun 18, 1999
Palm MIDI Desktop 0.1 released
Palm MIDI Desktop0.1 (.zip)
How to Use
1.You must install JDK1.1 or install Microsoft IE4 or
2.Download and extract Palm MIDI Desktop zip file on
3.If you put PalmMidiDesktop.jar on current directory,
type the following command:
If you installed Microsoft IE4, instead, you can type the
jview -cp:a PalmMidiDesktop.jar PalmMidiDesktop
After type one of these commands, Palm MIDI Desktop
!!! Caution !!!
Before you edit System_MIDI_Sounds.PDB, you must back up
4. Tap menu "File - Open" and open
directory/Backup/System_MIDI_Sounds.PDB." Then this
PDB is load on Palm MIDI Desktop. You can find some MIDI
data title on Palm MIDI Desktop.
5.Tap menu "File - Import" if you want to
import a new MIDI file to System_MIDI_Sounds.PDB
6. Tap menu "File - Export" if you want to
export MIDI data from System_MIDI_Sounds.PDB to your pc.
7. Make sure tap menu "File - Save " to save
Sysmte_MIDI_Sounds.PDB after modifying this PDB.
8.Install this modified System_MIDI_Sounds.PDB to PalmOS.
9. After install this PDB, you can find a new MIDI alarm
in Preferences of DateBook.
- I can not play a MIDI data which I installed. How
MIDI data which PalmOS suppots is restricted.
PalmOS supports SMF(Standard MIDI file) format 0.
PalmOS doesn't support sampled sound, multiple
voices/tracks or complex "instruments."
You can download the SMF format specification
from the http://www.midi.org Web site.
I created the following files. You can try to
install these files.
If you want to play good MIDI sounds on PalmOS,
you'd better use MIDI sequencer or MIDI authoring